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Night Watch: An Em Ridge Mystery by Linda Hall

Desolate Maine shores...
And peace slipping away on the outgoing tide...

For yacht delivery captain Em Ridge, having the Coast Guard in her face after a billionaire's daughter goes missing is not the best way to start the boat delivery of a lifetime.

Will Em's career go overboard?
Will the investigating detective help her or hurt her?
Any why does the best boat delivery captain on the east coast pull at her heart strings?

The oft foggy coast of Maine holds secrets it does not want to give up. And a lot of bodies can be hidden in The Pine Tree State's largest city.

"Linda Hall is one of my favorite mystery-suspense writers. Night Watch is full of twists and turns. It grabbed my attention in the beginning and kept it all the way through the book. I especially loved her main character and can't wait to read the next book in her series." Patricia Rushford, author of Sins of the Mother

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780987761378
Publisher: Alexandria Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Linda Hall spent the early years of her writing career as a journalist and freelance writer. She also worked in the field of adult literacy and wrote curriculum materials for adults reading at basic reading levels. In 1990 Linda decided to do something she'd always dreamed of doing, she began working on her first novel. The book she wrote, The Josiah Files was published in 1992.

Since that time she's written eighteen more mystery and suspense novels.

Most of her novels have something to do with the sea. Linda grew up in New Jersey where her love of the ocean was born. When she was a little girl Linda remembers sitting on the shore and watching the waves and contemplating what was beyond. She could do that for hours.

Linda has roots in two countries. In 1971, she married a Canadian who loves the water just as much as she does. They moved to Canada and have lived there ever since. One of the things they enjoy is sailing. In the summer they basically move aboard their 34' sailboat aptly named - Mystery.

Both Linda's husband Rik and Linda have achieved the rank of Senior Navigator, the highest rank possible in CPS. The U.S. sister organization is the U.S.P.S. Linda's Senior Navigator diploma hangs proudly on her office wall. What this all means is that she knows how to use a sextant and can 'theoretically' find her way home by looking at the stars.

Rik and Linda have two grown children and seven wonderful grandchildren.

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SharonPeterzon More than 1 year ago
When I was first given this e-book, I let it sit for a few days, not at all interested in getting started. Then, I began reading and realized the story takes place on a boat. At sea. I do not do boats. I do not do the sea. I stopped reading as quickly as I had begun. A few days passed and I decided to pick it back up. My apprehension at the setting proved to be even more ridiculous than it sounds now, having put it into writing. I was immediately hooked and found myself arguing with the clock, "I'll go to bed as soon as I get to a good stopping point..." The problem was, there are no good stopping points. There is always another question that needs answered. I found myself reading until my eyes hurt, getting up out of bed and finishing at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee. It's that kind of book. The story follows Em Ridge as she embarks on her first voyage as a boat delivery captain, bringing a fifty-two-foot luxury yacht from Maine to the Bahamas. When a crew member is found overboard, the mystery begins to unfold. All of the characters in the novel face an inner conflict that adds to the story's draw. Just when I felt I was on the correct track, a new character or insight had me second guessing my own predictions. The rich characters brought subtle elements of romance, emotional twists and constant turns to the path I found myself following through the winding mystery. The journey of discovery that Em embarks on begins with an overboard crew member but quickly spirals back to her late husband and secrets that are only now coming to light. Em is a sweet, down to Earth, lovable character that I quickly fell in love with. The way the author presents the mystery makes you feel as if you are solving it right along with Emmeline, sharing in her confusion while searching for answers. The book is not very long; only 262 pages. 'Night Watch' moves along at a steady pace as well, making it a quick, light read. The element of mystery and intrigue are woven throughout from the very beginning which also played a big part in keeping me hooked. I finished the book in three sittings. As soon as I closed my e-reader, I found myself searching for the author's body of work looking for my next read.  If you like a thrilling mystery, pick up Night Watch and you're sure to find yourself a Linda Hall fan. (The reviewer received a free copy of 'Night Watch' in return for an unbiased review)